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Nigerian embassy suspends security official over allegations of sexual abuse

Nigerian embassy sexual assault

The Nigerian Embassy has suspended a security staff over alleged sexual abuse and other criminal activities in Berlin, Germany.

A statement issued by the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin, Germany, stated that the staff, name (withheld), was suspended following the allegation of a circulated material on social media that suggested the official was demanding favours in return for official services. Here is the statement submitted by the Nigerian embassy in Berlin.

Nigerian Embassy suspends security staff pending abuse allegations

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Germany announced today that it has suspended with immediate effect a local staff( security unit) in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and other serious criminal activity.

The staff, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was suspended following the circulation of material on social media that suggested the official was demanding sexual favours in return for official services.

H.E Yusuf Tuggar, Nigeria’s Ambassador in Germany said: “we have a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse of office and especially of sexual misconduct. Our full resources are being deployed to investigate a very serious incident and any other abuses that this inquiry may reveal.

“The investigation is taking place with all the urgency and diligence that this very serious situation demands. When due process is complete, any guilty party can expect to face the full weight of the law. Our heartfelt sympathies are with any innocent victims of abuse.

Embassy of Nigeria
Berlin, Germany
17 November 2020

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The Nigerian Ambassador in Germany Yusuf Tuggar however said that the Nigerian embassy have zero-tolerance for any kind of sexual abuse. Ambassador Tuggar said, “We have a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse of office and especially of sexual misconduct. Our full resources are being deployed to investigate a very serious incident and any other abuses that this inquiry may reveal.

“The investigation is taking place with all the urgency and diligence that this very serious situation demands. When due process is complete, any guilty party can expect to face the full weight of the law. Our heartfelt sympathies are with any innocent victims of abuse.

Source: BBC News

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